The fiscal cliff is a misnomer. Hell we went over that a long tome ago with the excessive government agencies and programs. Hell we are almost to the bottom of a large gorge. Until we correct the thinking of the government that they should be responsible for every aspect of our daily lives, and setting guideline with excessive laws that infringe on these freedoms. Then we are going to come to a sudden and fatal ending. Stealing money from those earning it and giving it to those who do not or for that matter even attempt to earn any, is a crime.